Item analysis for final exam questions of engineering mathematics course (Vector calculus) in UKM

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Evaluation of course outcome is one of the important elements in assessing students’ performance in higher institutions. Most of the courses depend on examination result as a medium to evaluate the level of students’ performances. In this study, the final exam questions of Vector Calculus course KKKQ1123 is being used to assess the difficulty index and discrimination index. 80 students from Department of Mechanical and Materials (JKMB) were involved in this study. This study found that the range of difficulty index is between 0.2 and 0.8, where the question that was categorized as difficult is question number 6 whereas for easy questions is question number 3. Meanwhile the range obtained for discrimination index was in the acceptable range, that is, between 0.2 and 0.6 which indicates that the exam questions are good. With this study, it is hope that it will guide the lecturers in constructing and crafting a good and reliable exam questions consistent with the level of student's ability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-60
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Volume11
Issue numberSpecial Issue onpendidikankejuruteraandanalambina
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

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Keywords

  • Course outcome
  • Difficulty index
  • Discrimination index
  • Final exam

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Item analysis for final exam questions of engineering mathematics course (Vector calculus) in UKM. / Ahmat Zainuri, Nuryazmin; Asshaari, Izamarlina; Mohammad Ariff, Fadiah Hirza; Razali, Noorhelyna; Othman, Haliza; Mohamad Hamzah, Firdaus; Mohd Nopiah, Zulkifli.

In: Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 11, No. Special Issue onpendidikankejuruteraandanalambina, 01.11.2016, p. 53-60.

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